Road to Revolution

The Events leading to the Revolution

My Opinion

Some of the events that helped pave the road to the American Revolution are not fair for the colonist who were trying to settle in a new and unknown place. But the British put a bunch of taxes and laws that the colonist felt were so unfair. I agree with the colonist the British were horrible people who thought that they could control everything that happened in the 13 colonies. The Proclamation of 1763 was unfair because the colonies were becoming larger and larger, which the colonist started to push westward toward indian country. Then the indians were mad so the british did not want the colonist to kill each other. The Stamp Act was so unfair to the colonist because the British put a tax on any paper, which you had to buy a stamp for each piece of paper you used. The Townshend Acts were laws placed a duty, or tax, on certain goods the colonies imported from Great Britain. These goods included such popular items as glass, paint, paper, and tea. This kept the colonist from getting need supplies for health.

Proclamation of 1763

The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War, in which it forbade settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains.


Townshend Acts

In 1767, he persuaded Parliament to pass the Townshend Acts. The new laws placed a duty, or tax, on certain goods the colonies imported from Great Britain. These goods included such popular items as glass, paint, paper, and tea. A Boston Patriot named Samuel Adams led the opposition to the Townshend Acts. Townshend duties were a big money-loser. The duties didn’t begin to make up for all the money British merchants were losing because of the boycott.

Stamp Act

People in Great Britain were already paying taxes on everything from windows to salt. In contrast, Americans were probably the most lightly taxed people in the British Empire.

In 1765, Grenville proposed a new act, or law, called the Stamp Act. This law required colonists to buy a stamp for every piece of paper they used. Newspapers had to be printed on stamped paper. Wills, licenses, and even playing cards had to have stamps. Some colonists protested the Stamp Act by sending messages to Parliament. Loyalists simply refused to buy stamps. Patriots, however, took more violent action. Mobs calling themselves Sons of Liberty attacked tax collectors’ homes. Protesters in Connecticut even started to bury one tax collector alive.